- Andre Walker
Britain Plunged into Constitutional Crisis as Courts Stop Brexit
Brexit has been dealt a major blow after the High Court ruled the British government cannot leave the European Union without a vote in Parliament. Three of Britain’s most senior judges found in favor of a group of Remain campaigners who argued the referendum alone did not empower the prime minister to leave.
The move has triggered a constitutional crisis in Britain, because the government had written to every household before the referendum saying it would implement the result. The reason this was not challenged at the time was because Remain had been expected to win.
This is not the end of the legal process, ironically the government may end up having to appeal the decision to the European Court. However, before that happens it will be heard in the UK Supreme Court.
Read the full article at the New York Observer